Simulation-Based Analysis of DoS Attacks in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

Soonjwa HONG  Seung Hyong RHEE  Jae-Cheol RYOU  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E87-D   No.10   pp.2415-2418
Publication Date: 2004/10/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Application Information Security
ad hoc network,  denial of service attack,  simulation,  

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We investigate the effects of DoS (Denial of Service) attacks in wireless ad hoc networks using simulations, concentrating on the problem of energy availability. Our results show that the damages due to the DoS attack may quite different with those in wired networks: First, the nodes along the transmission route mostly suffer damages rather than the victim node itself. Second, if the mobile nodes are crowded and close together, the damage becomes more severe. Lastly, if the nodes have random mobility, the attacker itself consumes more energy.